debtor: A person who has filed a
petition for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
debtor: education see credit
defendant: An individual (or
business) against whom a lawsuit is filed.
discharge: A release of a debtor from
personal liability for certain dischargeable debts set forth in
the Bankruptcy Code. (A discharge releases a debtor from personal
liability for certain debts known as dischargeable debts and
prevents the creditors owed those debts from taking any action
against the debtor to collect the debts. The discharge also
prohibits creditors from communicating with the debtor regarding
the debt, including telephone calls, letters, and personal